Sofy Romans CME MDC
Vocalists Freddy Presa and Jerry Cogollo perform with soloist Sofy Romans and the rest of MDC's Commercial Music Ensemble perform at the JazzIz Bistro located in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Resort in Hollywood, FL.

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Upcoming concerts (details coming shortly):
April 2 - Arts and Letters Day at the Kendall Campus. Morning time.
April 3 - Heroes Awards. Evening gala.
May 2 - North Campus graduation ceremony concert.

Students:
After many years of working together to create a terrific ensemble that has provided some of the proudest moments of my musical life, I am sorry to inform you that I will no longer be teaching this ensemble after this term. The way the ensemble and this professor have been treated by the lab personnel is shameful and has made the job unbearable. At no time did I sign up to be a roadie for this group and due to the failure of the department to address a wide variety of issues with which we are all aware, I choose to stop abusing myself and allowing self-serving individuals interested in treating public facilities as their own private production studio to abuse you. I wish all of you the best of luck and look forward to hearing about your triumphs in the future. Working with so many wonderful, generous, and talented people has truly been an honor and I will miss our times together.
Thank you all, PC

Student success stories
Albert Bade (drums)
Graduating from the University of Miami, working professionally.
Jorge Montañez (drums)
Working professionally. Has performed and recorded with numerous artists including Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Generoso Jimenez, Ed Calle
Daisy Muñoz (piano)
Composer whose songs are being recorded by Albita, Maria Elena Lopez, and others.
Karla Vega (Vocals and guitar)
Singer/songwriter whose songs are being recorded by a variety of artists; she is working on a solo project; and has appeared or recorded with artists including Arturo Sandoval, Andy Garcia, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Generoso Jimmenez, Ed Calle, Urban Diversity, and countless others.

Roger Umana (trumpet)
Performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Has recorded with Ed Calle, Madonna, Rapture, Rhianna, and Timbaland.

Cesare Turner (trumpet)
Performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Has recorded with Ed Calle, Madonna, Rapture, Rhianna, and Timbaland.
Brian Quezada (trumpet)
Performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Has recorded with Ed Calle, Madonna, Rapture, Rhianna, and Timbaland.
Jim Drury (saxophone)
Performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Has recorded with Ed Calle, Madonna, Rapture, Rhianna, and Timbaland. Leader of the Urban Diversity band.
Javier Ramirez (saxophone)
Transfered to FIU where he plays lead tenor saxophone in the jazz band. Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Ed Calle, and countless others. Currently recording, playing, and touring on cruise ships professionally.
Eric Falcon (saxophone)
Currently finishing an undergraduate degree in music production at the University of Miami. Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Eric has served as a recording engineer/producer for Ed Calle and many other artists.
Ana Martinez (vocals)
Performed with Andy Garcia, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others.
Marlene Prada (vocals)
Performed with Andy Garcia, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Urban Diversity, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others.
Carlos Carballo (percussion)
Performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Nestor Torres, Roberto Perera, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Carlos is currently working with an original band in addition to working for the U.S. government.
Sofy Romans (vocals)
Is the first in a long line of great CME singers. Sofy has worked with countless bands and artists and is enjoying success as a solo artist, singer, songwriter, and producer.
Freddy Presa (vocals and guitar)
A solo artist who has also performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Freddy is a founding member of the CME.
Jerry Cogollo (vocals and percussion)
Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Jerry is a founding member of the CME.
John Cogollo (vocals and percussion)
Transfered to Stetson University.
Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. John is a founding member of the CME.
Alan Carranza (bass)
Alan and his brother are working on an exciting original rock project.
Lina Arguelles (vocals and percussion)
Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Lina currently owns a restaurant and is playing professionally.
Mike Morocco (saxophone and production)
Mike leads his own band and operates a full service production facility. Mike is a founding member of the CME.
Mike Ritch (trumpet)
Mike is a founding member of the CME who has gone on to become a City of Miami police officer.
Jose Contreras (guitar)
Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Jerry is a founding member of the CME.
Yudeski Torres (vocals)
Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Yudeski is working in the record industry and singing professionally.
Eduardo Sama (bass)
Has performed with Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera, Cachao, Genroso Jimenez, The Fuego Caliente Big Band, Richard Bravo, Edwin Bonilla, Ed Calle, and countless others. Eduardo and Yudeski work in bands together and Eduardo serves as a producer, arranger, and bassist for countless artists.



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Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern show details for Thursday, March, 24th, 2005
Details concerning MDC Conference Day Performance on Thursday, March 10th, 2005
Information and directions for Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 and Sun Day on the Mile, March 6th, 2005
Pictures from Sun Day on the Mile
Student testimonials
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MDC Commercial Music Ensemble song list
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Miami Dade College Commercial Music Ensemble Performances
Date Time Load-in & Sound check Event Location Dress
November 17, 2007 TBA TBA Concert Ransom Everglades School Khaki pants and white shirts.
November 16, 2007 7:00 PM 3:00 PM Latin Jazz Festival MDC Kendall 40th Anniversary Opening for Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, Roberto Pereira, The Miami Sax Quartet, Negroni's Trio, The Fuego Caliente Latin Jazz Big Band, Edwin Bonilla, Richard Bravo, and Ed Calle MDC Kendall Campus Fred Shaw Plaza All black
September 17, 2007 5:00 PM 4:00 PM MDC Book Fair poster unveiling Freedom Tower All black
October 4, 2006 12:00 Noon 11:00 AM MDC North Campus Hispanic Heritage Celebration event MDC North Campus breezeway in front of cafeteria. White shirt and khaki pants.
May 12, 2006 5:00 PM 2:00 PM

Guiness Book of World Records Largest Latin Jazz Ensemble Attempt

Sponsors:
Miami Dade College
Miami-Dade County Commissioners - Joe Martinez, Chairman
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Kiwanis of Little Havana
Street Music Inc.
One-Take Studios
Palo
Walker Entertainment
WDNA Radio
Fortitude Records
Negroni's Trio

Artists:
Ed Calle & the Fuego Caliente Orchestra
Palo
Negroni's Trio
The Miami Saxophone Quartet
MDC North Campus Commercial Music Ensemble - Ed Calle, director
MDC Kendall Campus Commercial Music Ensemble - Ed Calle, director
MDC Vocal Jazz Ensemble - Lisanne Lyons, director
MDC Wolfson Jazz Ensemble - Dr. Mike Di Liddo, director
Miami Killian High School Jazz Ensemble - Erich Rivero director
Felix Varela High School Jazz Ensemble - Ralph Napoles director
G. Holmes Braddock High School Jazz Ensemble
Miami High School Jazz Ensemble
Southwest Miami High School Jazz Ensemble

Fred Shaw Plaza
Miami Dade College Kendall Campus
White shirts and khaki pants
May 11, 2006 6:00 PM 4:00 PM MDC Heroes Awards Omni Hotel Black tie
April 29, 2006 7:00 AM 6:30 AM MDC Commencement Ceremony James L. Knight Center Black tie or caps and gowns
April 26, 2006 9:00 AM 7:00 AM Lexus of Kendall grand opening New Lexus of Kendall dealership
13750 SW 136th Street
Miami FL 33186
USA
Jacket and tie
April 19, 2006 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM NA Ed Calle Band at Arturo Sandoval's Jazz Club Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club Jazz garb for Ed's band
April 11, 2006 8:00 PM & 10:30 PM 6:30 PM Latin meets Jazz featuring the Miami Dade College Commercial Music Ensemble Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club Coat and tie, pant suits or cocktail dresses. Look like artists folks. Absolutely no hip-hop garb.
April 5, 2006 12:00 Noon 11:00 AM Arts and Letters Day Kendall Conference Room K-413 Shirt & tie.
March 25, 2006 6:00 PM 1:00 PM 1st Annual
MDC Music Festival
Fred Shaw Plaza Kendall Campus All black.
March 5, 2006 12:00 Noon 10:00 AM Kiwanis Sunday on the Mile Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL
Sunday best.
February 25, 2006 6:00 PM 5:00 PM MDC North Blues Festival North Campus Festival grounds White shirts or tops & Khaki pants or skirts.
December 11, 2005 (Saturday) 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 3:00 PM MDC North Music Festival MDC North Campus White shirts & Khaki pants or skirts. No tennis shoes.
December 8th, 2005 (Thursday) 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM 8:00 PM Corporate event Bayfront room. Intercontinental Hotel. Miami, FL. Formal. Tuxedos or black dress.
December 5th, 2005
(Monday)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sound check starts at 1 PM Miami Saxophone Quartet concert University of Miami Gusman Hall Students $8 tickets. Contact Professor Calle for free tickets.
December 3rd, 2005 (Saturday) 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 10:00 AM MDC North Campus Kids Day Event MDC North Campus breezeway White shirts & Khaki pants or skirts. No tennis shoes.
November 15, 2005 (Tuesday) 7:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Load-in: 6:30 AM
Sound check: 7:00 AM
MDC North Campus Board of Trustees meeting and Science Building Ground Breaking ceremony. MDC North campus building 8 White shirts and Khaki pants. No tennis shoes.
November 9, 2005 (Wednesday) 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM   MDC North Campus MDC North Campus Breezeway White shirts & Khaki pants or skirts. No tennis shoes.
October 22, 2005 (Saturday) 12:00 Noon - 3:00 PM CANCELLED Southland Mall Concert
This is the new Cutler Ridge Mall which was rebuilt after Hurricane Andrew.
Southland Mall White shirts & Khaki pants or skirts. No tennis shoes.
October 6, 2005 (Thursday) 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM   Tania Libertad clinic and concert. Ms. Libertad is performing at MDC with her band on October 9th. She garners wonderful reviews and has recorded 37 solo albums. We should learn a lot and have fun. Room 2140 School attire. All school diginitaries will be there.
August 2005 TBA   Miller Brewing Compnay Festival New York, NY Look good.
Monday, June 13, 2005 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM   MDC ECC Ground Breaking Ceremony. 2390 NW 79th Street.
Outdoors.
Khaki pants and white shirts.
Wednesday, June 1, 2005 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM   MDC Heroes Awards Hotel Intercontinental Formal: Tuxedos or gowns
Saturday, April 30th, 2005 7:00 AM   MDC North Campus graduation TBA Nice casual.
Wednesday, April 20th, 2005 (tentative) 1:00 PM   MDC Medical Campus MDC Medical Campus White shirts & Khaki pants or skirts. No tennis shoes.
Thursday, March 24th, 2005 (New) Showtime: 8:00 PM - Midnight Load-in: 7:00 PM Bougainvillea's Old Florida Tavern
7221 SW 58th Avenue
South Miami, FL 33143
Tel: 305-669-8577

 

 

Nice casual.
Thursday, March 10th, 2005 12:00 Noon Load-in 10:00 AM
Sound check 11:00 AM
MDC Conference Day Kendall Campus Fred Shaw Plaza White shorts & khaki pants.
Sunday, March 6th, 2005 12:00 Noon Load-in & sound check 10:00 AM Sunday on the Mile Miracle Mile & LeJeune Road Main Stage. White shirts & khaki pants.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2005 TBA   MDC Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale Tux
Tuesday, February 15th, 2005 Shows: 8 PM - 12 Midnight Load-in: 4 PM
Sound check: 5-6 PM
JazzIz Bistro performance

JazzIz Bistro at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, FL

Men: White shirts & Khakis
Women: Nice casual. No skin please.
Thursday, January 20th, 2005

Concert - 4:30 PM

Load-in & sound check: 2:00 PM

Dr. Bryant's retirement party. Dr. Bryant was instrumental in the formation of this group. She is a terrific lady.

Wolfson Campus
Chapman Conference Center

Sunday best.

Saturday, Nov. 6th, 2004

Show 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Load-in: 12:00 Noon
Sound check: 1:00 PM
MDC North Campus Latin Jazz Festival MDC North Campus Lakeside Nice casual. No jeans or t-shirts. We will be outdoors.
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004 Show: 12 Noon - 2:00 PM Load-in: 10:30 AM
Sound check: 11:00 AM
MDC North Campus Festival of the Arts . North Campus Cafeteria Breezeway. Nice casual. No jeans or t-shirts. We will be outdoors.
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004

Show: 2:30 - 4:00 PM  

Load-in: 1:00 PM
Sound check: 1:30 PM
MDC North Campus event North Campus Nice casual. No jeans or t-shirts. We will be outdoors.

Friday, Oct. 15, 2004

Show: 6:30 PM - Midnight

Load-in: 5:00 PM
Sound check: 5:30 PM
(30 min)
Award Ceremony for Dr. Padron from
HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Congratulations Dr. Padron!!!
Intercontinental Hotel Tuxedos.
Thursday 5/13/2004 2:00 PM - Midnight   Final recording session M-Studio Kendall NA
Saturday, 5/01/2004 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM   MDC North Campus Graduation James L. Knight Center Formal
Men-Tux
Ladies-Dress
Thursday 4/29/2004 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM   Hall of Fame Dinner Inter-Continental Hotel Downtown Miami

Formal
Men-Tux
Ladies-Dress

Thursday 4/15/2004 6:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight  

Recording session:
You'll Never Find, Killing Me Softly, To Be Free.

M-Studio
Kendall Campus
School attire.
We will shoot pictures & video.
Tuesday 4/13/2004 (confirmed)

Show: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Rhythm load-in: 7:00 AM
Sound check: 7:30 AM (30 min)
Singers arrive at 9:00 AM.
Burn Building Dedication. MDC Board of Trustees and administration will be attending. Dr. Vicente has invited us to perform.

Miami-Dade College North Campus
Building 8
Room 8203.

Business casual. Shirts and ties and dresses.
Thursday 4/08/2004 6:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight   Recording session. All members must attend.
Songs: Manantial, Superstition, You'll Never Find, To Be Free, Killing Me Softly
M-Studio
Kendall Campus
School attire.
We will shoot pictures & video.

Thursday 4/01/2004

6:00 PM - 12:00 Midnight   Recording session. Rhythm section and horns. Songs: Suavecito, La Negra, Don't You Worry, Like a Prayer, Mambo No. 5, Sweet Thing, Celebration.

M-Studio
Kendall Campus

School attire.
We will shoot pictures & video.

Wednesday 3/31/04

Show: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Load-in: 11:00 AM

Miami-Dade College
International Day

North Campus Breezway Nice casual.
Sunday, 3/7/2004. (confirmed) Show: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Load-in: 9:30 AM
Sound check: 10:00 AM (30 min)
Sunday on the Mile sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana. Main stage. Miracle Mile and Douglas Road. Nice casual.
No Jeans.
Shirts must have a collar.
Friday, 1/30/2004 (cancelled due to weather)

Show: 9:45 PM - 11:00 PM

Load-in: 7:30 PM
Sound check: 8:30 PM
(30 min)
Miami Film Festival Gala The Moore Building
191 NE 40th St.
Miami Design District
All black. No jackets. No jeans. Shirts must have a collar.
           
           
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